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Scorched Earth
Season 2, Episode 22
Air date March 14, 1992
Episode guide
The Great Tree Heist
Hate Canal

Scorched Earth is the twenty-second episode in the second season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Main Characters[]

The main characters featured in this episode are:

Plot Synopsis[]

The tyranny-stricken community of Pacifa is suffering under the iron fist rule of Supreme Commander Morgar, who plots to destroy them slowly if they don't fall under his rule. The Planeteers come to stop him, only to soon discover to their shock, the one REALLY behind the plot is Zarm himself. Two wayward siblings, Beta and Baaz, are their only hope.

Episode Summary[]

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Planeteer Alerts[]

First Planeteer Alert

Gaia: Today our world's economy depends on increasingly scarce resources, such as oil and other fossil fuel. Wars may even be fought over who controls them.
Laika: It is important that we develop alternatives, like clean solar power and other new technologies.
Wheeler: But until these alternatives are available, we need to conserve the resources we have.
Ma-Ti: And whenever possible, ride your bike.
Gi: Or walk. It's healthy.
Captain Planet: The power is yours!

Second Planeteer Alert

Captain Planet: It isn't just grown-ups who help destroy our planet.
Wheeler: Some kids do it with graffiti.
Gi: Some kids do it with vandalism.
Linka: And some do it when they don't stop to think.
Gaia: (showing the same landscape twice – first flourishing and beautiful, then destroyed) Earth can be like this – or like this.
Kwame: We can destroy it with our hate...
Ma-Ti: Or save it with our love.
Captain Planet: The power is yours!

Significant Moments and Facts[]

  • Zarm stated that he's been a part of every tyrant in history, influencing their actions. In a cut, he mentioned that one certain tyrant believed he didn't need Zarm's help and tells the Planeteers to guess who he's referring to, giving a hint of "I think you will be pleasantly surprised". Although said dictator is never revealed, Zarm's clues heavily suggest it was German dictator Adolf Hitler.


  • Zarm: Resigned over a few toxic spills. Let me guide you. Together, we'll run this nation with an iron fist.
  • Unknown Man: But, what if there is opposition? I am not popular in the countryside.
  • Zarm: Then, I have a little strategy. I call it Scorched Earth! (cackles) Gaia!
  • Gaia: Don't get too comfortable, Zarm. Wherever your destructive ideas emerge, the Planeteers will be there to stop them!


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